• The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), in partnership with Foodbank Australia, will host the inaugural GFN Global Summit 2024 in Sydney, Australia, 9-12 September. The Summit will be a dynamic, international conference that shapes solutions to the challenges of hunger, food security, and sustainability.
    The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), in partnership with Foodbank Australia, will host the inaugural GFN Global Summit 2024 in Sydney, Australia, 9-12 September. The Summit will be a dynamic, international conference that shapes solutions to the challenges of hunger, food security, and sustainability.
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The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), in partnership with Foodbank Australia, will host the inaugural GFN Global Summit 2024 in Sydney, Australia, 9-12 September. The summit will be a dynamic, international conference that shapes solutions to the challenges of hunger, food security, and sustainability.

Formerly known as the Food Bank Leadership Institute (FBLI), the summit is shifting to an expanded conference with a broader agenda and array of participants. While food banking will continue to be central to the event, this shift reflects the opportunity to bring in a wider audience, deepen partnerships, and advance new ideas for leaders and experts across the food system.

The event will feature interactive sessions, breakout discussions, networking activities, and field trips in Sydney and the surrounding area. It will provide opportunities to visit food banks to deepen understanding and observe innovations.

It will be an opportunity to connect with businesses, government officials, multi-lateral partners, academics, philanthropists, nonprofits, and community leaders from more than 50 countries, and to share knowledge, forge connections, and explore solutions to shape the future of food systems. 

2024 focus: Food systems and climate change

The world increasingly recognises the interconnection between hunger, food systems, and the climate crisis. The climate crisis today is an undeniable reality that is disrupting crops, food production, and supply chains, as well as food security and human well-being. In response, the world needs to identify and scale solutions that will turn the tide, tackling the twin challenges of food security and climate change.

Food banking sits at the nexus of these challenges and solutions. 

This year’s summit will explore the linkages between the food system and climate change with a focus on ideas, stories, and solutions at the local, national, and global level. 

There will be three tracks across the summit to allow delegates to customise their experience to their interests and expertise.

Track 1: Big Ideas: Advancing Action on Food Systems and Climate Change

Track 2: Practical Knowledge: Food Banking, Food Supply, and Redistribution

Track 3: Forging Partnerships and Engagement for Action

Click here to register and find out more information.

Highlighting the diversity and strength of the GFN, this will be the first time this event is held in the Asia Pacific region, which contains many of the fastest-growing food banks in the network. The event is held in partnership with Foodbank Australia, which has a 30-year history of operating at scale, running disaster relief programming, and is embedded in every step of the food value chain.

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